Microsoft released its Windows 11 operating system on October 5, 2021 officially. Is Windows 11 free? The question can’t be answered with a simple yes or not. Windows 11 is free under certain conditions, otherwise, it is available at Microsoft and other retail locations for a price.
Answer: Microsoft customers who run an activated Windows 10 installation on a device may upgrade to Windows 11 for free. Windows 11 needs to be purchased from Microsoft and other retail locations otherwise.
Is the Windows 11 upgrade free?
Here is the easiest way to find out if the Windows 10 is activated:
- Select Start > Settings.
- Go to Update & Security > Activation
The page that opens reveals if the operating system is activated.
If it states that Windows 10 is activated, the upgrade to Windows 11 is free. You may then head over to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update, to find out if it is offered to your device already.
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